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murrey

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The deep purple-red colour of a mulberry; in heraldry, another term for sanguine. Recorded from late Middle English, the word comes via Old French from medieval Latin moratus, from morum ‘m...

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murrey

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The deep purple-red colour of a mulberry; in heraldry, another term for sanguine. Recorded from late Middle English, the word comes via Old French from medieval Latin moratus, from morum ‘m...

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Murrey

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 9 words.

English, Scottish, and Irish: variant of Murray.

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murrey

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 19 words.

(arch.) purple-red. — OF. moré adj. and sb., morée sb. — medL. morātum, -āta, f. L. mōrum

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Murrey

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 29 words.

Current frequencies: GB 270, Ireland 15 • GB frequency 1881: 809 • Main GB location 1881: Lancs; London

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murrey

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 32 words.

the deep purple-red colour of a mulberry; in heraldry, another term for sanguine. Recorded from late Middle English, the

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Murray [Murrey], Thomas (1663–1735), portrait painter

Rosalind K. Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 407 words.

Murray [Murrey], Thomas (1663–1735), portrait painter, was of Scottish origin and received his first lessons in art from one of the De Critz family. Subsequently he became a pupil of the...

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McMurrey

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 8 words.

Northern Irish: variant spelling of McMurray.

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Murray

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 361 words.

Variants: Murry, Murrey, Murrie, Murie, Murrihy

Current frequencies: GB 62069, Ireland 20161 • GB frequency

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Sanguine

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 121 words.

A term used in heraldry for the deep red or purplish colour usually known as ‘murrey’ (from the mulberry). In

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dingy <i>adj.</i> (<i>US</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 238 words.

pertaining to the black community, or a black person.

1800 W.H. Murrey Obi; or, Three-Fingered Jack I ii: Pray, where

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